Body Composition Analysis is conducted at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre by our Sports Dietitian, Emily Pereira. Emily has done additional training in this area to be able to accurately assess changes in body composition.
Body Composition Analysis involves the measuring of weight, body fat levels (assessed using skinfold calipers), waist measurements and the circumference of several sites over the body. These measurements are repeated at set intervals to assess not just weight change but changes in body fat levels and muscle mass as a result of diet and exercise modification.
Body Composition Analysis is typically performed on elite or high level recreational athletes who have specific targets to meet and is not necessary for everyone.
The measuring process may take up to 30 minutes and can be part of a 60 or 90 minute dietary consultation.
Appropriate clothing does need to be worn in order for the analysis to be completed, preferably shorts and a t-shirt.
Feel free to contact our reception staff if you have any additional queries regarding Body Composition Analysis.